Posts Tagged ‘addiction recovery’

At Risk for Relapse?

7 Risk factors for relapse -Bill Abbott, SMART Recovery® Facilitator Over the course of time I’ve observed several sets of circumstances that seem to increase the risk of a person with an addictive problem to sustain a relapse – that is, falling back to the former behavior. I must honestly state that this is an [...]

Celebrate SMART Recovery’s 20th Anniversary

Annual Conference September 26-28, 2014 Washington, D.C. Exploring the Power of Choice Registration Deadline: August 28, 2014. Would you like a deeper connection to SMART Recovery? Interested in celebrating SMART’s 20th anniversary and networking with other volunteers? Want to learn more about the science behind SMART? Interested in SMART’s plans for the future? The 2014 [...]

Overcoming Addictions – Recovery Web App

Scientifically Supported Recovery Option Looking for a personalized, structured plan of attack for making positive changes in support of your addiction recovery? Overcoming Addictions (OA) is a new alternative in the spectrum of recovery options. It is a confidential and interactive web app that can help you achieve and maintain abstinence from addictions. OA is [...]

How to Help a Loved One Find Addiction Recovery

Alternatives for Family & Friends -Roxanne A., SMART Recovery® Facilitator Chances are you were never taught how to manage a relationship with someone who is struggling with a substance abuse problem. You may find that without the necessary skills, your role as a family member or friend of someone with addiction becomes increasingly stressful as [...]

Self-Empowered Approach to Addiction Recovery

Self-Empowered Approach to Addiction Recovery Tom Horvath, President of SMART Recovery, on learning to gain control over urges Self-Empowered Approach to Addiction Recovery Tom Horvath, Ph.D., a California licensed and board certified clinical psychologist (ABPP), has been President of SMART Recovery® for well over a decade. He is the founder and president of Practical Recovery, [...]

“Am I Going Crazy?!”

PAWS: Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome by Bill Abbott & Suzy W., SMART Recovery Meeting Facilitators Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) is something that perhaps unfortunately, we haven’t discussed much in SMART Recovery®. It is a not yet widely known problematic syndrome (syndrome is a medical term which describes a grouping of varying symptoms) of addiction recovery. [...]

SMART Handbook for Kindle Just Released

Now you can get a Handbook — NOW! The waiting is over! Carry your SMART Handbook with you everywhere, on your smartphone or tablet. Or read it on your personal computer or laptop. Thanks to the talents and persistence of Laurie, one of our dedicated volunteers, the frequently requested ebook option for the Handbook is [...]

4 Easy Tips for an Awesome Summer in Recovery

Enjoy Summer Without Getting Off Track For many people, summer is the best time of the year. Warm weather, days at the beach, vacations… What’s not to love? But when you’re in recovery, especially early recovery, the pool parties and vacations of summer can be major relapse triggers. Here are some tips for enjoying summer [...]

5 Tips for Building a Strong Support Network

How to help your potential support system really be helpful ~Josh King, PsyD, Center for Motivation and Change Many people start using substances (often as teens) as a way to engage socially.  The reality is that almost all substances with abuse potential initially have a “social lubrication” effect (i.e., they are dis-inhibiting, relaxing, anxiety-reducing, buffers [...]

A Mindful Approach to Addiction Recovery

Self-Management Begins with Intention -Charles A., SMART Recovery® Facilitator SMART Recovery is about actively managing your self and directing your actions. What do you intend to actively do today… or ‘NOW’… to manage your addiction recovery? We have the power of choice, but in order to realize this power, forming intentions and doing the work [...]

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